Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Type: Purebred
Grooming: Low Maintenance
Height: 20-24 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 85-140 lbs
Lifespan: 8-11 years
One Word: Swissy
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About Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs

This breed was developed to be a working dog. Helping the farmers of the high mountainous alps regions to herd their cattle as well as pulling small carts and standing guard over farmer, herd, and family. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is a powerful breed and can excel at canine sports such as agility, draft competitions, and obedience. They are large dogs that are very playful and affectionate and make a great first dog for a novice dog owner. They are extremely easy to train as these dogs live to serve their owner and family. This breed is excellent with children and the elderly as they are quite patient and gentle. They prefer larger homes, being a big dog and are not well suited for apartment life. This breed of dog is quite large and comes in a few different bi and tri-color combinations such as blue, black, or red, mixed with white, in addition to tan or red. Their coats are short and easily maintained with regular brushing.
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Origin of the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog can trace its origins back to the dogs brought over the Alps by Julius Caesar’s army. These Mastiff type dogs bred with the Alpine mountain dogs and over time were refined to what we know them to be today. These dogs are primarily used as herding and also to assist in hauling products to market in dog carts.

Is a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog right for me?

If your breed of choice is the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, you will have a sweet, loyal, patient companion that will be a wonderful addition to your home and family. Your Swissy, will give you many years of happiness and fulfillment no matter where life takes you both.

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